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Somalia: Suicide attack by al-Shabaab outside mosque kills 6

12th Sep 2020
Somalia: Suicide attack by al-Shabaab outside mosque kills 6

By Mohammed Dhaysane

 

GAROWE, Somalia (AA): At least six people, including a security guard and two civilians, were killed and twenty others wounded in a suicide attack outside a mosque in southern Somalia on Friday, an official said.

The deceased include Jubaland Chamber Of Commerce Chairman Shafi’i Rabi Kahin, according to Ahmed Mohamed Islam, Jubaland’s state president.

“Today’s terrorist attack in Kismayo killed Jubaland chamber of commerce chairman Shafi’i Rabi Kahin. We extended our condolences to families and friends of those lost their lives in the attack,” Islam said in a statement.

“A suicide bomber wearing a heavy vest of explosives targeted the Muslim congregation at the Qaadim mosque in the centre of the town as people were leaving the mosque after performing Friday prayers,” Abdinasir Gulled told the dpa news agency.

Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack on their Radio Andalus.

The attack came a day after a landmine targeted a busy restaurant in the border town of Elwak, Gedo region, killing at least two civilians and wounding three others.

On Wednesday, a suicide bomber blew himself up near Somalia’s presidential palace in the capital Mogadishu, killing at least five people including security forces claimed by al-Shabaab militants group.

Additional report by The Muslim News

[Map of Somalia by CIA/Public Domain]

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